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Faith (Cure album)

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Faith
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Album by The Cure
Released September 1 1981
Recorded ???
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 36 min 54 sec
Label A&M
Producers The Cure,
Mike Hedges
Professional reviews
AMG 3.5/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47D1ED847A47E20E0B11A40DEB561F61A8F1AACD83E284541D1B43844C30E79EC40A6D8B1E8B800E203E3FE2FBB580DCCC8EE56F8906E37388DE4A465285E36&uid=SUB040411222050&sql=10:be881vajzzha~T1)
The Cure Chronology
Seventeen Seconds
(1980)
Faith
(1981)
Pornography
(1982)

Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music).

The front cover of the album features a British Abbey in the fog.

Faith is considered a very bleak and hazy album. Its sometimes described as the "Calm before the storm" of the next darker album, "Pornography." One of the songs on the album, "The Drowning Man", is inspired by the Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake

The album is basically about Smith's lack of Faith and his desire to find it. Its darker and far more depressing than "Pornography" considering "Pornography"'s angry sound.

Faith was reissued 25 April, 2005 as part of Universal's Deluxe Edition series. The new edition featured a remastered version of the album as well as Carnage Visor on CD One, while CD Two contained demo and live tracks, as well as non-album single Charlotte Sometimes.

Contents

Track listing

all songs by Simon Gallup, Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst

Original release

  1. "The Holy Hour" - 4:25
  2. "Primary" - 3:35
  3. "Other Voices" - 4:28
  4. "All Cats Are Grey" - 5:28
  5. "The Funeral Party" - 4:14
  6. "Doubt" - 3:11
  7. "The Drowning Man" - 4:50
  8. "Faith" - 6:43

(Cassette only, B Side)

  1. "Carnage Visors" - 27:29

2005 deluxe edition

Disc one:

  1. "The Holy Hour" (4:25)
  2. "Primary" (3:35)
  3. "Other Voices" (4:28)
  4. "All Cats Are Grey" (5:28)
  5. "The Funeral Party" (4:14)
  6. "Doubt" (3:11)
  7. "The Drowning Man" (4:50)
  8. "Faith" (6:43)
  9. "Carnage Visors" (27:29)

Disc Two (Rarities 1980-1981):

  1. "Faith (Robert Smith home demo)"
  2. "Doubt (Robert Smith home demo)"
  3. "Drowning (group home demo)"
  4. "The Holy Hour (group home demo)"
  5. "Primary (studio out-take)"
  6. "Going Home Time (studio out-take)"
  7. "The Violin Song (studio out-take)"
  8. "A Normal Story (studio out-take)"
  9. "All Cats Are Grey (live)"
  10. "The Funeral Party (live)"
  11. "Other Voices (live)"
  12. "The Drowning Man (live)"
  13. "Faith (live)"
  14. "Forever (live)"
  15. "Charlottle Sometimes (single)"

Personnel

Production

  • Producers: The Cure, Mike Hedges
  • Engineers: Mike Hedges, Dave Kemp
  • Assistant engineer: Martyn Webster

Charts

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Primary" Club Play Singles 25
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